If you Have School Children

During an emergency, precautionary actions could be taken to ensure the safety and security of school children. These actions could include school closing or precautionary evacuation of schools. They could be taken before actions were needed by the general public.

If an emergency existed before the start of the school day, schools could be closed, as they are when there is the danger of a storm.

If schools were in session, students could be evacuated early. If so, responsible school officials would take the children to the reception center assigned to their school. The reception center for each school is the same as the reception center for the community in which the school is located (see below). Parents would meet their children at the reception center. To help the evacuation effort, you are asked not to go to your children’s school(s) to pick them up. You would be kept informed by radio broadcasts of the status of the transfer of school children to reception centers. Do not try to call the school. The telephone lines would be needed for official business.

Reception Center map
Reception Center:

For the towns of Brentwood, East Kingston, Exeter, Kensington, Newfields, and Stratham, the appropriate Reception Center is either Memorial High School or the adjacent Southside Middle School. Please click the map or link for directions.